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Quoteworthy: Using Linux 'Partners' Against GPLv3 Adoption

A friend of mine, Mark Kent, took a different angle and explained what Microsoft is trying to achieve. With permission, I'll quote this in full.

           "In case anyone hasn't realised, this [Linux deals and retaliation] has become Microsoft's anti-GPLv3 campaign, ably assisted by various open-source luminaries, naturally.

Microsoft's intent is that customer pressure will somehow force Linspire, Novell and others to avoid GPLv3, who will then somehow push back on the GPLv3 projects through forking or pressure to get them back onto GPLv2.

It won't work, because they're trying to push a pyramid from the point, but it's an interesting attempt."

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